Pandora's box - Kr1s

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Post by SP_BOTT » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:14 am

Thats how i did my first spray job, standard paint from a shop can, and then 2K over the top, looks ok, and the cans spray much better than your standard shop bought aerosols.
Probably try the next one fully with 2k.

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Post by dmac » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:00 pm

Good to see you guys are doing you own painting too.

It has been quit stormy here for the last few days,
So I have prepped the wheels, and then cleaned up the casting flash.
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I didn't take a photo of the rear wheel but it was fairly bad - the trimmer at the wheel factory must have had the day off :lol:

The front was ok, but I cleaned it up anyway.
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I bought some acid etch for the frame and wheels and was a happy chappy - until I read about using 2k base over 1k primers.
I goggled this and ended up even more confused with conflicting opinions. So I emailed u-pol tech help, The next morning came a reply that it was the recommended primer for aluminium - galvanized etc under 2k base coat. So no problem there.
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Re: Pandora's box - Kr1s

Post by dmac » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:17 am

Not much progress with Pandora over the last week.

I have been enlarging and raising the fireplace to fit a stove with back boiler -dust and rubble everywhere.

So another week or so and we should be back on track.

I did buy the one I love a gold chain though :lol:

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14 tooth front sprocket to liven things up :)
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Re: Pandora's box - Kr1s

Post by philfingers » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:12 am

I just ordered a chain for mine with a 14/41. Mine was on 14/43, the chain looked ok but the sprockets were goosed. Why put a new chain on old sprockets I don't know!
I went here for my C&S kit, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... OC:GB:3160 they said they could put a 14t sprocket in for the same price
keep up the thread, good work!

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Post by dmac » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:17 am

Well the DIY is nearly finished, so I could do a little more with Pandora.

A little bit of functional bling, I went with the 3 line fronts, as I like the tidy way they are routed.
Stainless fittings, so should keep looking good.
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Had a look at the two radiators I have, Neither were great. The one that came with the bike had a nice looking fins and core, but inside was full of manky brown stuff and the filler neck had been squashed at some point. It also had a layer of sealer on it.

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So I had a look at the one that came with the original spares, There were a good few bent fins and the expansion hose connector was broken. On the plus side, the inside was perfect so I decided to go with this one. Managed to repair the connector. It's ok - it's watertight, but the aluiweld stuff did not wick up into the join like brazing would have. I might redo this :?

Got a lot of the fins straightened and spent a while cleaning out the middle of the rad, where all the crap gets sprayed up off the front wheel.

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Thats it for now, Fairly cold out in the shed --- Hot Jameson to the rescue :D
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Re: Pandora's box - Kr1s

Post by 500bernie » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:29 am

Looking good 8)
Do you have any before/after photos of your cleaned up core?
(I need to sort mine out, it sounds like yours with the middle full of road crap :( )

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Post by dmac » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:01 pm

No before pics Bernie, or after either :lol:

It's a good usable rad, but not too pretty. I put it in the sink and went at it with the wife's toothbrush and a nail brush.

It good enough, It may be possible to get it completely clear, but good enough was good enough fro me :D
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Re: Pandora's box - Kr1s

Post by Binetta Steve » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:33 pm

Just wait untill she gets home and does her nails before going to bed and cleans ................Sadness

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Post by philfingers » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:38 pm

at least you didn't use her oven to put Ducati crankcases in to get the bearings out :lol:
even when they'e been through the parts washer the buggers don't half smoke the house out. Motul syn, seems to linger :-)

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Post by 500bernie » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:40 pm

The joys of bike maintainance :)
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Re: Pandora's box - Kr1s

Post by dmac » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:13 am

philfingers wrote:at least you didn't use her oven to put Ducati crankcases in to get the bearings out :lol:
even when they'e been through the parts washer the buggers don't half smoke the house out. Motul syn, seems to linger :-)
Aha, been there done that :lol:

Not on a Ducati though. It's great how the bearings just drop out :D

The last time I was caught red handed, heating a cast wheel on the gas hob - She said nothing, so I think she knows how much of a goon I am by now :lol:
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Re: Pandora's box - Kr1s

Post by 500bernie » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:20 am

dmac wrote:
philfingers wrote:at least you didn't use her oven to put Ducati crankcases in to get the bearings out :lol:
even when they'e been through the parts washer the buggers don't half smoke the house out. Motul syn, seems to linger :-)
Aha, been there done that :lol:

Not on a Ducati though. It's great how the bearings just drop out :D

The last time I was caught red handed, heating a cast wheel on the gas hob - She said nothing, so I think she knows how much of a goon I am by now :lol:

She has a flash induction hob, and would cut my nuts off if she caught me with bike bits on it :shock:
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Re: Pandora's box - Kr1s

Post by boggy » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:02 pm

I used our dishwasher once to clean some parts,wife couldn't understand how i could do my bike bits yet not bother to load/unload plates and dishes!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by 500bernie » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:47 pm

The last time I stuck my bits in the dishwasher, she fell pregnant :oops:
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Re: Pandora's box - Kr1s

Post by boggy » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:10 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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